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New & Noteworthy: January 27th

Posted by on January 27, 2017

New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases being released. This week features new music from Kreator and Annihilator, a Sepultura boxset and three Opeth vinyl reissues. If you want to check out last week’s releases or see the latest sales numbers , you […]

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Proto-Metal Band Coven Finally Given Their Due

Posted by on October 27, 2016

Of all outlets, People Magazine has done a fantastic write-up on the oft-ignored proto-metal band Coven who released their first album Witchcraft Destroys Minds & Reaps Souls in 1969 and were perhaps the first ‘goth’ band. Their dark occult-themed songs were a stark contrast to the hippie culture that had swept the nation. They even beat Black Sabbath by […]

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Metal by Numbers 7/28: The calm before the Lamb

Posted by on July 28, 2015

This past Friday, one of the biggest metal albums of the year came out, Lamb of God’s VII: Sturm und Drang. If you care about the state of the music industry and like metal, you’ve probably already bought it. As Randy Blythe noted in an Instagram post, it’s battling Jill Scott for the #1 album […]

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Meshuggah, High On Fire to headline Kirk Hammett’s 2nd Fear FestEvil

Posted by on January 9, 2015

Kirk Hammett of Metallica is hosting his second annual Fear FestEvil in San Jose, California., and he’s invited Meshuggah, High on Fire and Agnostic Front with him. This year’s Fear FestEvil will be split into three days, taking place between April 10th and April 12th. April 10th will feature a VIP party at the legendary […]

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Win a pair of four day passes to the Uninvited Festival!

Posted by on September 12, 2014

Inviting you to win passes to a festival called Uninvited is an oxymoron, but that’s exactly what we’re doing! We wrote about Uninvited, a metal and art festival coming to Brooklyn next week, a few days ago. A four day festival with that aims to do for doom and stoner rock what the Maryland Deathfest does for […]

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Metal and art festival Uninvited coming to Brooklyn

Posted by on September 10, 2014

There are already a handful of high-profile metal festivals that take place every year – Maryland Deathfest, New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, Heavy Montreal, all the way up to Roadburn and Wacken overseas, to name a few. But despite having a vibrant metal culture that supports countless bands, music venues, and heavy metal spin classes, Brooklyn […]

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Full Scion Rock Fest lineup includes headliners Machine Head, High On Fire

Posted by on March 25, 2014

A week ago, the initial lineup for Scion Rock Fest 2014 was announced with the names of some bands marked out, including the headliners. Now the whole lineup is out and, as you might have guessed, it’s pretty sweet. Machine Head and High on Fire will headline the festival which will take place on Saturday May […]

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Your definitive guide to metal at SXSW

Posted by on March 3, 2014

Right now, downtown Austin is bracing itself for the calm before the storm. In just four days (7), annual music, interactive and film mega-convention South by SouthWest (SXSW) will begin, and won’t let up until the following Sunday (16). Spring break for the music industry, place where bands go to get signed, or place where […]

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Kirk Hammett of Metallica to play with Death Angel and Exodus at ‘Fear Festevil’

Posted by on January 3, 2014

One of the perks of having your own festival is that you can pretty much do whatever you want at it. That seems to be what Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammet is doing with his inaugural “Kirk von Hammett’s Fear FestEviL,” taking place from February 6-8 in San Francisco. Not only will he be bringing in […]

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Kirk Hammett’s New Horror Convention: Fear FestEviL

Posted by on November 6, 2013

Lately, we’ve been seeing many metal musicians displaying their love for horror, most notably from Phil Anselmo’s Housecore Horror Film Festival and Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare. Now we’ve got another new addition to the list of such events courtesy of Metallica’s Kirk Hammett. February 6-8 2014 will represent the start of Kirk Von Hammett’s […]

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